Jabrill Peppers could play at Michigan for two more seasons, but he’d likely go in the top 10 of the 2017 NFL Draft. So he has some decisions to make.
Peppers, with tears in his eyes after not playing in Friday night’s Orange Bowl because of injury, said he hasn’t made a decision about whether or not he’ll forgo his final two years of eligibility with the Wolverines.
“I don’t know. I’ll probably take it all the way up to the deadline,” Peppers said. “Everything that has happened will work into that decision, not just this game.”
Peppers in tears not being able to play. Said another day would have made a huge difference. pic.twitter.com/oDFxTd3wda
— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) December 31, 2016
Jabrill Peppers on his future: I have a decision to make pic.twitter.com/2TGwIsGkgo
— Rachel Lenzi (@RLenziCMG) December 31, 2016
Peppers tweaked his hamstring in practice this week and sat out against Florida State. The linebacker/safety finished the season with 72 tackles, including 16 for loss, with a forced fumble and interception. He also rushed for 3 touchdowns, returned a punt for a score and returned a fumbled 2-point conversion attempt for 2 points against Michigan State.
Peppers also finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting. Most mock drafts have him going in the top 10.